Frisco Freedom Fest canceled except for fireworks and more: Business and community news from DFW

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

The city's annual Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. July 4. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

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Frisco

Frisco cancels plans for Freedom Fest activities, will do only Fourth of July fireworks

The city of Frisco announced June 24 it has canceled its Fourth of July festivities amid coronavirus concerns, though the fireworks display will go on as scheduled.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar now offering sushi, sashimi in Frisco



Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar held a soft opening June 21 at 16100 Hwy. 121, Frisco. The restaurant offers a variety of sushi and sashimi options.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Snappy's Sweet Shoppe opens in Lewisville's Music City Mall

Snappy's Sweet Shoppe opened June 18 in Lewisville's Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 340. The shop offers homemade ice cream, fudge and glazed nuts as well as shaved ice, state fair-style doughnuts and other in-house made treats.

Higher speed limit adopted for FM 2499 in Highland Village

The speed limit for a portion of FM 2499 in Highland Village will be raised to 50 mph following approval by Highland Village council members at a meeting June 23.

July community build on the books for Kids Kastle in Highland Village

The community build for Kids Kastle, delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been scheduled for July 20-25.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake

Southlake's F45 Training location to open in August

Cross trainers in the Southlake area will soon have a new option as F45 Training’s latest franchise prepares to open the week of Aug. 3.

Residents can weigh in on Grapevine Lake master plan through June 26

Area residents have a few more days to provide feedback before officials revise the master plan that guides land use and other priorities at Grapevine Lake.

Three events to celebrate Independence Day in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Check out these three events happening in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake to celebrate Independence Day.

Richardson

KB Studios in Richardson offers hassle-free kitchen and bathroom renovations

KB Studios opened its Richardson showroom in late 2018 to provide an easy way for homeowners to upgrade their kitchens or bathrooms without the hassle of a big-box store, according to General Manager Clarissa Rivera.

Tofu Factory Dallas now serving Korean cuisine in Richardson's Chinatown development

Tofu Factory Dallas opened in the DFW Chinatown development on June 1.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Tarrant County to require use of face masks in all county businesses

After county health officials confirmed more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 on June 24, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said "it was time to act."

Whitley announced June 25 that wearing a face mask will be required in all Tarrant County businesses. A countywide executive order will go into effect at 6 p.m. June 26 and will remain in effect through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.

North Fort Worth restaurant Elote Mexican Kitchen offers fast-casual meals from scratch

Affected by restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for months, the dining room at Elote Mexican Kitchen in Northeast Fort Worth became a giant to-go factory, said owner Justin Loeb.

McKinney

Mom and pop salsa shop in McKinney announces closure

Loco Cowpoke Salsa Shop in downtown McKinney confirmed the store plans to close at the end of the month. The store had been open for 12 years in downtown McKinney, according to its social media.

Liesbeth Powers, Makenzie Plusnick, Elizabeth Ucles, Ian Pribanic and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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Frisco City Council intends to keep the city's current property tax rate of $0.4466 per $100 valuation steady for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco property tax rate to remain unchanged for 2020-21 fiscal year

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Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Aug. 7 after a bat found in the Preston Manor neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

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Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back-order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bicycle shortage expected to last months, says Richardson Bike Mart owner

In more than 30 years in business, Richardson Bike Mart owner and President Woody Smith said he has never seen a bicycle shortage like the one that has occurred since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.